Suz Chadwick: Yeah. And I mean, because I am an extrovert, with live events, or even with online summits so things like that, like if there’s more people in the room, I’m feeding off that. Yeah, the bounce of the energy. And so I think that that’s one of the things that does give me confidence is that a lot of time I’m in the moment, and I want to talk about it and I’m excited about it, I want to share. But I think the other thing that’s really helped me be confident is, the more that I talk about things, the more I can see what works.
What I mean by that is I went to a storytelling workshop quite a while ago, a few years ago now, and I so wish I really need to find the guy’s name. And what he meant by that was, it’s only when we talk about the things that we talk about that we can actually see what really resonates with our audience. And so we had to do this little exercise where we found somebody else in the room. And so we had three minutes to tell each other our story. And then that person had to give you feedback on what it was about your story that really resonated with them, which was so interesting to do. And then we had to do the exercise again, but we only had one minute.
And so we had to take their feedback on what we had said, and it was like your life’s story in three minutes. And just hone in on and talk about the key things that they said really resonated for them. And so through that, I think I’ve really carried that with me since doing that workshop, actually. I don’t know if you’ve done this. And then you put it out there, and there’s crickets. And then something that you just say totally off the cuff is like the next big thing for you.
Like, I love the bounce
I have found that in my business, like when I was writing my book last year, I was talking about stepping up as the CEO and everything else that kind of comes with that. And it was just really an off the cuff, or I don’t know, it was a Facebook Live or an Instagram Live or something. It’s just a conversation I was in. And it resonated so much with my audience, and I got so many messages about it. Because I was basically like, if you step up as the CEO in your business, then you can make decisions that can really help you to be more profitable, be more focused, be more measured in your approach, which means that you can give your employee, meaning you, a pay rise. Like be that person, like be in control.
The things that you go, oh my gosh, this message, this podcast, this thing that I’m going to talk about, it’s going to go nuts, like people are going to love it
And so that just went off. And so I ended up adding a chapter to my book on it. And so that was really that feedback loop. And so I think that if you can get into feedback loops with the people that you want to connect with, have an impact with, help, then you can really start to become more confident in that message because you’re seeing how it feeds into what you do. And you’re seeing how people are responding to it. I don’t know whether that’s as an extrovert thing. I’m sure it’s not. But it’s like when you see somebody kind of light up, or they get an aha moment through the things that you teach, say, talk about that, that for me brings massive confidence.